After you share a file, you can stop sharing a file at any time. You can also prevent someone you’ve shared with from changing or sharing your file.
Stop sharing a file
If you’re sharing a file with people, the owner or anyone with edit access can change the sharing settings for the file.
When you turn off a link to a file, only you and people you share the file with directly will still have access.
- Open the app for Google Drive.
- Next to the file’s name, tap More .
- At the right, tap Details & activity.
- Next to "Link sharing on", tap the Down arrow .
- Tap No access.
- Tap OK.
Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides
If you delete a shared file that you own:
- People that can view, comment, or edit will be able to make a copy until you permanently delete it.
- To permanently delete the file, find the file in your trash and tap More Delete forever.
If you delete a shared file that you do not own:
- It will be removed from your Drive, but still accessible to other collaborators.
- To get the file back, open a link to the file. You’ll see the file in "Shared with me."
Change share settings for Google Forms
Google Forms often have different sharing options than other kinds of files.